Gartner Research

How a Canonical Messaging Approach Can Help You Simplify and Reduce Interface Assets

Published: 09 May 2011

ID: G00213216

Analyst(s): Jess Thompson, Benoit Lheureux


Organizations are seeking best practices as they switch from point-to-point interfaces to address development and management challenges. We provide the what, why, when and how of canonical messages, a best practice that streamlines application integration and service development activities.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview


  • A Canonical Message Is a Generally Agreed-on Approach for Conveying Information
  • Canonical Intermediaries Reduce the Number of Interface Components You Must Create and Manage
  • When to Use Canonical Messages
  • Employ Your Application Integration Center of Excellence When Establishing Canonical Intermediaries
  • What You Need to Know

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